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Zero Tolerance Policies Subject of Prof. Mitchell’s Presentation

April 15th, 2014

Professor David Mitchell

Prof. S. David Mitchell presented a work-in-progress, “Zero Tolerance Policies: Criminalizing Childhood and Disenfranchising the Next Generation of Citizens,” at the Midwestern People of Color Legal Scholarship held at the Indiana Tech Law School in Fort Wayne.

Joining the discussion of the school to prison pipeline, the paper discusses how zero tolerance policies remove discretion from school personnel, criminalize childhood behavior, breed contempt for the rule of law and disproportionately punish students of color. Moreover, the collateral consequence of these policies is the creation of a new generation of disenfranchised citizens. He also served as a commenter.

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